Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Get Used to These Reports

  • An 80-year-old man shot and killed an armed man who broke into his East Garfield Park home this morning, police said.

    The intruder, who police believe had a gun, broke into the family two-flat in the 600 block of North Sawyer Avenue about 5:20 a.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs [...].

    The resident was awakened by the break-in and confronted the burglar [...]. The homeowner shot the intruder, who was dead on the scene, police said. The intruder was in his 30s...
On a side note, property crime stats in 011 dropped by 0.1% this morning. The media, Shortshanks and J-Fled see no correlation between these events, although a number of cops and detectives were seen smiling in the background.

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137 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smith and Wesson; more effective than burglar bars.

5/26/2010 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job Old Timer. Hope to see more stories like this soon. Too many morons f'n with good people.

5/26/2010 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Job ! I hope you get an award
for bravery. Remember like they say
kill or be killed!

5/26/2010 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

saw a report somewhere..that the 80 year old was charged with failure to register. Frankly, I can't believe that's true....can anyone confirm either way? If it is true (and I still can't believe it)....what fu&&ing nitwit did that?

5/26/2010 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank god for the second amendment! F you Daley! You can't take my guns!

5/26/2010 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come June and the Supreme Court's over throw of Chicago's nonsense anti American gun laws, dead villains will pile up. Maybe this will be the equivalent of the CPD actually hiring enough P.O.'s to clean thing's up a little...

5/26/2010 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GREAT SHOT HOME OWNER!

5/26/2010 10:35:00 AM  
Blogger Big City Police (Ret.) said...

You might as well get used to this crap also, because it won't be long before one of our local geniuses pick up on the idea:

Politician wants cops to shoot to wound instead of shoot to kill in deadly force situations!

MORON POLITICIANS!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/cops_
furious_at_don_kill_bill_SkSRn51FKIeHqY85ZHJSYI

5/26/2010 10:49:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

ORGASMIC!

Ask any homicide dick. Such situations as what occurred in Fillmo' are downright exhilarating but all too rare. Talk about an eternal deterrent against the predaceous mutt. WOW! Dirt nap time, muthafucka!

After writing up the "justifiable homicide" paperwork and charging the vic with Daley's bullshit "failure to register" (it's always nolle prosequi in court), the time-honored tradition is to take the law-abiding citizen hero out for a few cold ones after your tour of duty.

Hell, if I could, I'd split a magnum of Dom Perignon with this gentleman and his spouse--on me!

I'm salivating just waiting for the Supremes to rule on McDonald v. City of Chicago.

UP YOUR ASS, YOU DELUSIONAL STUTTERING PRICK!

5/26/2010 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wonder if we will hear from Daley on this one ?

now that is the type of gun control im talking about - AIM - BREATH - SQUEEZE - repeat as needed !

5/26/2010 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm buying him the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round of drinks. AND a box of ammo for every expended bullet.

Remember gun control is hitting the target with deadly accuracy.

5/26/2010 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the homeowner! Please don't charge him with illegal gun.... See Daley, a homeowner protecting his family! Can you still charge the dead man - maybe his estate???

5/26/2010 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dicks often say that if your take out 12 or 13 burglars out of a districts, you will see almost no more burglaries.

Nice job, Mister. I'd like to buy you some more bullets and give you a list.

Stay safe, and if you have to probe someone's home, especially if you are in plain clothes, be sure to announce your office, LOUD AND CLEAR!

5/26/2010 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look into an arrest warrant that was issued in branch 44 yesterday. $1 million bond. Our mayor is at the center of all of it. This will be sure to hit the news in the coming days.

5/26/2010 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice shoot old man. He better be getting a medal for giving me more air to breathe and ridding the world of a worthless piece of shit.

Guns are good so fuck off liberals.

Vote Conservative.

5/26/2010 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard from a source at HQ The Supe stated that he wished the summer was over. He is dreading the summer. He knows he cannot stop the earthquake thats coming. SAD!

5/26/2010 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hero of this story is a crippled 80 year-old Army veteran that shot straight and true and protected his 83 year-old crippled wife and his 12 year-old great-grandson from an armed home invader.

He should be given an award, but instead, he is at Area 4 while they contemplate charging him for having no FOID and an unregistered handgun within the city limits.

5/26/2010 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just a citizen of Chicago but I break Daley's law everyday by having a handgun in my home for just this very reason. No offense to the hard work you fellas do, but there aren't enough of you and I'm a damn good shot.

5/26/2010 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous common sense said...

i would not arrest this man (for failure to register) based on the fact that the U.S Supreme Court may overturn this city ordinance. if this happens, it will open the door for lawsuits against the city and arresting officers who had foreknowledge that the ordinance is under supreme court review. in fact, our legal department should issue an order directing us not to enforce this ordinance pending review by the U.S. Supreme Court.

5/26/2010 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Chicago man just called in to the nationally-syndicated Dennis Miller Show on WIND-AM 560 to tell about the heroics of the 85-year-old West Sider who capped the home invader in violation of lunatic Daley's "failure to register" ordinance. Dennis wanted to buy the old fellow a drink for defending his family. Mr. Miller is articulate, brilliant and hilarious.

Great talk show. Weekdays 11 AM to 2 PM. Call-in: 866-509-RANT

5/26/2010 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done Mr Citizen. At least we won't be wasting OT and court costs to prosecute this animal. To bad we can't bring the parents that spawned this thing before a firing squad as well.

5/26/2010 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love a story with a happy ending! Yay!

5/26/2010 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Job Grandpa,,,protect your family-that's what it is all about.

Let's see Daley try and spin this his way, he won't be able to.

Old dude gonna lose his gun, I'll take him up to Shore's and buy him a new one. A Nice Ruger .380.

5/26/2010 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Civilian City employee here. I'm posting this from my iPhone, camping out in front of the gun shop. Should be just a few more weeks...

5/26/2010 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You go, Pops!

5/26/2010 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger Mount Greenwood Protection said...

Be prepared. This is coming to a neighborhood near you.

5/26/2010 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does he get to keep his Gun?

5/26/2010 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares if the offender had a gun?

Shithead breaks into your house, he should expect to look like swiss cheese.

On a related note: burglary pattern in the area x-cleared-closed.

5/26/2010 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job, that intruder thought he found an easy target. I hope your right and we read about this alot

5/26/2010 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McDonald Vs. Chicago!!!!!!!!!!

also......

Concealed Carry in Illinois is next!!!!

5/26/2010 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

OUTSTANDING JOB SIR Dinner is on me

5/26/2010 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crimefilenews.com has two great stories on the old man that killed that home invader this morning. J-Fled says we can’t do anything about crimes inside homes. It’s time for gun rights in Chicago.

5/26/2010 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully they pulled a 0610 & 0150 IUCR Codes.

This is going to make Daily CRAZY!!

5/26/2010 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was awesome.

5/26/2010 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOOD. Taking this city back, one dead shithead at a time. Now if it was only legal to do so...

What are the odds someone throws the book at this homeowner who defended himself? Any chance this could go to court, and fail miserably, setting a decent precedent for future defenders of one's abode?

5/26/2010 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Eh squad looks like a suicide. He's dead. No ambulance needed. I'll give you a code in a second."

5/26/2010 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rwoc.... not even a failure to register. ha mumbles!!!!!

5/26/2010 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The stock market is going crazy, countries in Europe are going broke, BP cannot get a handle on the oil fucking up our environment, North Korea is saber rattling and Obama is destroying the country.

All of this shit is very depressing and was ruining my day. And then a bright spot!!!

We can now subtract one useless pos from the census rolls, food stamp program, SSI benefits and all other free entitlements that are granted to people who do not deserve them.

All because a senior citizen availed himself of his 2nd amendment rights and rid the city of another maggot. Obviously he never heard about Daley's ban on guns or did not give a damn. Either way God bless him.

And one of the best things about it is that the dead guys tribe will probably not be able to collect any damages from this hero.

My day is now so much better.

5/26/2010 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it!

5/26/2010 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Old Timer!

The drop of .1% is probably because there are less properties cause the city is tearing them all down. Hence there has been actually more property crimes in 011?

Wont be long till the Supreme Court releases their ruling about the Chicago Handgun Ban. Figure 2 things may happen- Daley will be outta town and unavailable for comment or He is gonna have a stroke.

5/26/2010 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Spark Check said...

The 80-year-old guy deserves a medal. He did a great public service by ridding the planet of a human rodent.

5/26/2010 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure that the good mayor would want the citizen who defended his property and his life to be arrested if either his weapon was unregistered or he did not have an FOID card.Of course, the mayor and his circle are surrounded by armed body guards 24 hrs a day or as in the case of the aldercreatures, they carry badges and are considered law enforcement ( only in the city< let then get caught elsewhere). What a hypocrisy

5/26/2010 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

80 year old man. Someone that lived back when citizens had the RKBA. Good for him, some times it is only the old ones that take the risk of saying, screw this, I'm keeping my gun in case I need it.

5/26/2010 02:51:00 PM  
Blogger sc911 said...

Yep. Channel 2 ran a story about the residents in Chatham arming themselves too. Criminals beware.

5/26/2010 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Badge 714 said...

Good for you Gramps!
Unfortunately he and his family will now have to watch their backs as the scumbag's family looks for revenge. After all the dead guy is somebody's "child" about to turn his life around.

5/26/2010 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AWESOME!

This old dude is the poster child of the "carry and conceal" law that honest citizens need in this liberal garbage state!

'Hero' as far as I'm concerned!

I would NEVER charge him with this incident, like some liberterds advocate!

5/26/2010 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm betting recidivism dropped 0.1% as well.

5/26/2010 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you, old dude! You managed to accomplish in seconds something that shortshanks hasn't been able to in how many years(??)... you lowered the crime rate! This man deserves a citation!

5/26/2010 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous "out of my cold dead hands" said...

Hey, moron Daley,

You were about to tell all how many lives the rifle turn-in saved after the barrel "up (the Reader reporter's) butt" debacle. Pray tell.

Then tell us, how many lives did the senior citizen save when he killed the armed invader with his unregisterd gun on Sawyer early this morning?

Need help, you blathering hypocrite?

THREE. His wife, his grandson and himself.

Of course, your faithful local media cover-up crews would never dare ask you that question. God forbid. It would embarrass hizzoner the hoplophobic fool with 40 bodyguards drawing at least sergeants' pay.

5/26/2010 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outstanding Job my dear Senior Citizen!!

5/26/2010 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see a direct correlation. This study is without bias and can be verified and documented at the M.E.s office. After a few hundred more we can publish it in the Journal of Criminology.

5/26/2010 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So - Who gets to him first – the short one and J-fled to make an example of him for gun control. Or the lawyers who want to make an example of him for against gun control… I feel bad for the guy, what a shit storm he is going to be in soon. He only did the right thing, protect his family…

Stay safe

5/26/2010 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Whipple said...

Charmin bathroom tissue proudly announces our newest product. Each sheet of Charmin toilet paper will now contain the profound words of wisdom of Chicago's iconic Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Yes, you can now combine personal hygiene with Socratic logic.

5/26/2010 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic: Hearing a rumor that reps from the city were in Springfield recently trying to get lawmakers to agree to changes in our pension. Seems the city wants to enact a mandatory retirement age of 57 for police and fire. City says they will agree to a small increase for those getting paid from the Widows & Orphans Fund, and an increase to 76.5% for a maxed out retiree. Anyone know anything about this? It sounds possible because the city wants guys off their payroll. The FBI has a mandatory retirement age of 55!

5/26/2010 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remind your family , friend and neighbors to arm themselves

police are only minutes away when intruders are breaking in your home

citizens are fed up and will take the streets back

all the citizens said they'd do the same thing

5/26/2010 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did the old guy do? Stick the rifle up the offender's butt?

5/26/2010 04:29:00 PM  
Blogger sharky said...

Anonymous said...
Off topic: Hearing a rumor that reps from the city were in Springfield recently trying to get lawmakers to agree to changes in our pension. Seems the city wants to enact a mandatory retirement age of 57 for police and fire. City says they will agree to a small increase for those getting paid from the Widows & Orphans Fund, and an increase to 76.5% for a maxed out retiree. Anyone know anything about this? It sounds possible because the city wants guys off their payroll. The FBI has a mandatory retirement age of 55!

****************

Confirmed. FOP Rep with first name of Jim (forgot last name) in 022 today and told this story. Its being pushed by Daley through both Cullerton in the Senate and Madigan in the House.
When Daley found out about amendments added to the bill by downstate legislators friendly to us, Daley told Madigan to pull the bill from consideration. Supposedly it will be re-introduced at the fall veto session (I think that's in late October--early November for three weeks).

5/26/2010 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic: Could someone who knows the Densey Coles find out if their lives would be helped by an Extreme Home Makeover?

The address to nominate someone (must be in Illinois) is CASTCHICAGO@gmail.com

Maybe this way we can do for them what Crate and Barrel wouldn't.

5/26/2010 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our stupid mayor made CBS national news today, see link, regarding the "what if I stick this up your butt" tantrum.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/05/26/opinion/main6521790.shtml?tag=exclsv

5/26/2010 04:49:00 PM  
Blogger Anoun Amouse said...

Molon Labe

5/26/2010 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

headline should read
80 y.o. hero saves 3 lives, stops 1 scumbags life of crime dead cold

if this old timer gets any type of legal action against him .
i would be willing to contribute to his defence fund .

5/26/2010 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burglars are good for dumping in the gulf of mexico to blot up the oil spill, stick up guys and dope slingers are also good for that, the more the better, dump 'em in.

5/26/2010 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good!! like to see more end like this, and has anyone seen the gun bill being pushed in washington, h. clinton and obama are pushing this, with other countries

5/26/2010 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2nd amend right see

http:/www.reuters.com/article/politics News/idUSTRE59EOQ90091015

5/26/2010 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great job old timer!

i've told all my relatives and friends to pack heat. most do now.

5/26/2010 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what city wants is the minimum age raised from 50 to 57
you could retire at50 but unable to collect until 57

maximum age will remain at 63

good luck to anyone in their 30's

5/26/2010 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

J-FLED SHOULD GIVE THIS GUY A MEDAL!

SHOW THAT HE IS A MAN OF THE PEOPLE.

5/26/2010 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this man did not have a gun in his home, something tragic would have happened to this old man, his wife and grandchild.
Another person on parole that was let out to society to continue his criminal behavior. Quite an extensive record.
Early pardon from Quinn??

5/26/2010 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, I love a good ending.

There are one hell of a lot more people like this gentleman out there than the dead burglar. Hopefully, other similar citizens will reduce the number of criminals in a similar manner.

Now we have roughly 2,900,000 people in this city. Let's be conservative and say 1 percent are scumbags. That's 29,000 people.

We need to arm 29,000 old men and put a welcome burglars sign on their back porches.

5/26/2010 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Anybody have any info about the homicide in Summit - at least one offender caught in Garfield Ridge (52 Neva)?

5/26/2010 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great timing. With a SCOTUS decision in McDonald v. City of Chicago imminent, how's the lunatic mayor going to spin this one? He can't. An armed home invader could have murdered all 3 residents if the Korean War vet didn't kill him.

God bless him. He deserves a medal.

5/26/2010 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any officer who arrests someone for failure to register a firearm may be putting themselves at risk for a lawsuit, if that officer knows ahead of time that the U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing this city ordinance. if the supreme court later rules the ordinance unconstitutional, you may be named on a lawsuit, along with the city.

do you really want to arrest someone for an offense that may later be overturned by the Supreme Court?

Don't we use our discretion everyday on minor violations of the law? Why couldn't discretion been used in this case? OR was it ordered from downtown?

5/26/2010 05:26:00 PM  
Blogger peach said...

im so glad this man was able to protect his family...it is so sad that the lady who lived west of him was targeted by gangs who thought she was one of the neighbors who called police on them and beat her and covered her head in acid,couldnt have protected herself...how do cooperating citizens protect themselves...and there are not enough of you to protect them..what solution is there..for those of us who dont and cannot get guns..any real ideas..not the usual brainless rants about liberal dems..there are just as many goofy way left reps..please just real answers..i love the police and i am scared for all of you this summer..

5/26/2010 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They could have avoided arresting the old man by just doing a weapon turnin. Unless the officers were ordered from above to arrest the old guy.

5/26/2010 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yaaaaaay!

Good shooting!

WATCH OUT FOR THE OLD GUYS.

I'm afraid I can't resist pointing out that every justifiable citizen-fired round constitutes a great big "FUCK YOU" to Mayor Daley.

Fuck you, Mayor Daley!

5/26/2010 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

ALL AREA 4 DICKS NEED TO DO IS LET THE OLD FELLA GO AND TELL HIM TO MAKE THE GUN A WEAPONS TURN IN.

NO COMMON SENSE ANYMORE IN THIS DEPARTMENT.

NEXT THING U KNOW THE OLD MAN WILL HANG HIMSELF WITH HIS SHOE LACES AND J-FLED CAN WRAP UP THE CASE.

ALL HEAD AND NO BALLS

5/26/2010 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read this in the Scumtimes.
This is from his mother.

She said he ate his favorite dinner with her Tuesday night — steak burritos — and that she hadn’t seen him since 9 p.m.
===================================

Well at least it looks like he got to eat a meal of his choice before he got his death sentence.
So another criminal dies of lead poisoning.

5/26/2010 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job Old Timer! All Home Owners should be issued hand guns with their payment books!

HAND GUNS ARE GOOD DALEY! Don't be ignorant your entire life, it's bad enough your Irish...

5/26/2010 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP should give this guy an award! It might be enough to give shortshanks a massive stroke.

5/26/2010 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Does he get to keep his Gun?

5/26/2010 12:34:00 PM

Sure,its his property.

5/26/2010 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that's how ya do it Pops!

---not a cop

5/26/2010 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at 0545 when this call came out and the 11XXRs called for the ambulance..when asked what for by
OEMC and then the story came out I ROTFLMAO..the early 2nd watch cars had to bring me Air.."umm got a dead guy...here in the enclosed area.."

LIFM

5/26/2010 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the comments up to 5/26/2010 03:49:00 PM, by my count, this 80 year-old, military veteran, homeowner was twice referred to as an old timer, twice as old dude, twice as Pops, once as Grandpa, once as Gramps and once as old man. One commenter used Grampa and old dude in the same comment!

How about showing some respect! Today's hero has earned it in many ways!

And thank you to the other commenters that were respectful and referred to today's hero as a senior citizen in four comments, Mr. Citizen in two comments, homeowner in two comments, elderly gentleman in one comment and hero in one comment.

5/26/2010 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the citizen is arrested for not having an FOID or failure to register, I am sure that the detectives were ordered to do so. When and if the supreme court strikes down the city ordinances, they will be quickly replaced by other draconian ordinances that , I am sure, are already written, just waiting for the court's decision.Registration will always be a fact in Chicago and I bet training classes will be added, gun locks etc., etc. etc.

5/26/2010 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are going to see a huge increase in middle class residents of this Shitty arming themselves now, beginning with the Chatham folks. The gloves are off, low lifes. Beware! The working/taxpaying folks have HAD IT with the lies and bullshit from Daley, J-Fled/Masters, Luberman and the rest of these politically entitled yet ineffective bums. It's time for working people to enforce the law as they see fit to protect themselves, their families, and their property.
As ineffective as the State's Attorney's Office is, many people know that they have little to fear by capping these would be robbers/burglars/stickup men. So they take you in and charge you with the BS No FOID/Fail to register-City. No self respecting Watch Commander would allow you to sit in a cell until your prints clear anyway.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

5/26/2010 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story made my day.

Hopefully we'll be hearing more stories of decent/hardworking citizens taking action and protecting what's theirs from predators like the scum that was killed today.

Good job old timer.

5/26/2010 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

80 years old, justifiable homicide, but, will J-Fled pull a Cozzi on him?

5/26/2010 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The old man just needed to tell the burglar to "knock it off" and the offender would have said to himself "gotta go."

5/26/2010 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old dude gonna lose his gun, I'll take him up to (deleted) and buy him a new one. A Nice Ruger .380.

--5/26/2010 12:26:00 PM

Another slick .38 would probably serve, a good old S&W "nightstand gun." Something the fellow is already familiar and comfortable with. Takes little effort for arthritic fingers to load and use, compared with the strong finger grip and pull required to work back against those powerful recoil springs in the semi-autos. Little to think about in a time of stress, either.

You got enough to do when half-awake in a few time-dilated seconds -- eyeing the suspect, watching your backstop, and mentally cataloging locations of friends/family members who may be nearby.

No "condition this," "condition that" with a wheelgun. Is it loaded? Then aim and pull the trigger.

Can't argue with success, huh? Sometimes older and simpler really is better.

God bless the old gentleman and his family. Something like this is sad, shocking, very stressful. Don't need this in your old age. Hope someone helped in cleaning up the scene.

Detail someone with an M4 to sit on the porch, walk the gangways, check the garage until the scum gets the idea...

5/26/2010 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Good Job Grandpa,,,protect your family-that's what it is all about.

Let's see Daley try and spin this his way, he won't be able to.

Old dude gonna lose his gun, I'll take him up to Shore's and buy him a new one. A Nice Ruger .380.

5/26/2010 12:26:00 PM


Old guys need a 12 ga. not a .380. you want to put the burglar down right now, a shotgun will do that.

5/26/2010 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story made me smile :)

5/26/2010 08:54:00 PM  
Blogger Rosemarie "Ro" Giambalvo said...

This is a prime example of why Daley is violating our Second Amendment right to protect ourselves. This 80 yr old was tired of being a victim!

ILLINOIS STATE RIFLE ASSOCIATION

BELLEVUE, WA - This morning's fatal shooting of a home invasion suspect by an 80-year-old retired Army veteran in Chicago's East Garfield Park neighborhood underscores why we filed a lawsuit to overturn the city's gun ban, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

That case, McDonald v. City of Chicago, is about to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Joining SAF in that lawsuit are the Illinois State Rifle Association and four Chicago residents including Otis McDonald, for whom the case is named.

Today's shooting of an armed home invader with a lengthy criminal record is still under investigation by police, noted SAF Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, but it appears to be a clear-cut case of self-defense. Local newspaper reports show strong support from the older man's neighbors. The Chicago Sun Times quoted next door neighbor Curtis Thompson, who observed, "It's a good thing they had a gun, or they might be dead." Another neighbor, identified as Audrey Williams, told the newspaper "I'd have done the same thing. They say we've got to give up our guns, but that's crazy."


Read the rest of the the article from the Second Amendment Foundation. Partners with the ISRA in McDonald v Chicago.

ISRA Website
ISRA on Twitter

May 26, 2010 8:49 PM

5/26/2010 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mayor Said, and I Quote "anyone who thinks he is going to solve anything with a gun is wrong, you aren't going to solve anything with a gun"

Well your honor, I guess this home owner, did not get the message.

You might what to stop by his place, and tell him the date and location of the next gun turn in.
PS: Have a nice day ????

5/26/2010 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Daley you POS, a good number of us citizens are smiling today too. I just want to say thank you pops for doing what you had to do. Thank you for your service to our nation as a veteran and thank you for your service to your community this morning. And the cops probably thank you for making their job easy on this caper. Just some paperwork-no trying to figure out a whodunit. You are the kind of man sorely missing in many neighborhoods of this city which is exactly why thugs like the former thug at your house today are taking over many neighborhoods in Chicago. And you know what Daley, I personally called about this incident to the NRA. Hopefully it will be in an upcoming issue of the National Rifleman-Armed Citizen page. If anyone else wants to, you can call them at 703-267-1193. And next month the Supremes hand down their ruling on the gun ban. Can't wait to see the blithering idiot on the news after that.

5/26/2010 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the signs you can find in Spencer's and other places: This Property Insured By Smith And Wesson

5/26/2010 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You shouldn't tell liberals to "fuck off." You would consider me a liberal, I expect, but I like guns.

5/26/2010 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

We have major wood-age!!

God Bless you old timer!

THAT IS A REAL FUCKIN' MAN!

Does what is NECCESSARY to protect his family and address the riotous trespass to his CASTLE.

Are you triscuit nibbling, criminal coddling, wet-eyed, scooter riding, capri pants, birkenstocks, matching beret & ankle sock wearing hope & changers getting ANY of this?

It is nigh univeral law that a man living his life and not bothering anyone has a right and duty to defend himself, his family and his home.

You people who got taken out for ice cream when your team lost, just can't seem to wrap your heads around this!

Common sense survival dictates being able to protect yourself.

The libs tip their hand every time in instances like this...

"Unarmed (and we add unwilling to use arms even in dire circumstances) men are subjects. Armed men are citizens."

Would love to share a straight-up double of barrel strength bourbon (the drink of real men & heroes... none for you j-fled, now go spank a cat or something.) with the old timer and contribute to a "replacement" for him.

5/26/2010 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Pt. II

And for what it's worth.

We will take judgement by 12... err, well... Anywhere except the lefty moon-bat paradise of Cook County rather than being carried by six.

Too young to die, too old to take an ass kickin' and too much hard learned experience to break knuckles over stupid shit.

Thank the Almighty for clarity of vision and discernment...

"That there is shit... That over there is shinola..."

5/26/2010 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought it's illegal to own a gun in the city? Was the 80-year old man arrested and charged with a crime?

5/26/2010 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good job old man, i just got a new 30 odd 6 for these motherfuckers.

5/26/2010 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The suspected burglar... Anthony Nelson, was pronounced dead on
the scene. Nelson was on parole...
convictions going back to 1998...was supposed to start a new job next week for a company that cleans out homes..."

He got caught trying to clean out a home all right-----just as he was turning his life around too.

5/26/2010 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One down, thousands to go....

5/26/2010 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's why I say hey man nice shot

5/26/2010 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in regards to the pension comment. they want to change the retirement age for police and fire statewide from 50 to 55 without raising the 75% threshold. they tried to pass this earlier this legislative session but it failed because of the midterm elections coming up.

5/26/2010 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course he'll be charged with having the gun...

5/26/2010 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Home Invaders Anonymous said...

Click on the top link and check out the late Anthony Nelson's hair.
While he was a cat burglar, he looks like MICKEY MOUSE!

5/26/2010 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Hans and Franz said...

Hear me now and believe me later. J-Fled is a girlie man.

5/26/2010 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well boys and girls, strap in, and get ready .. hot off the presses from a very reliable source stating that JFED has come to terms with Daley on renewing his contract for another 3 years .. GOD HELP US !!

5/26/2010 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Anybody have any info about the homicide in Summit - at least one offender caught in Garfield Ridge (52 Neva)?

5/26/2010 05:23:00 PM

2 in custody. one was still on the run when i last heard.

5/26/2010 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless him we need more brave people like him!

5/26/2010 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Mickey the House Mouse of 35th said...

Home Invaders Anonymous said...

Click on the top link and check out the late Anthony Nelson's hair.
While he was a cat burglar, he looks like MICKEY MOUSE!


I resent that remark!

5/26/2010 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that this is the first recorded Indoor Justifiable Homicide.

5/26/2010 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grand daddy was smart For not turning in his
heater for $50 , when the city was buying guns from
citizens of shitcago!
Hey J-Fled how many bad dudes have you put six feet under?

5/27/2010 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank Godthe old timer got the POS & is OK. Remember folks, in our joy t his aim, that even when justified a normal person like you, me, and this elderly fella, have trouble getting over having to take a life, no matter how worthless. Let's say a prayer for this gent and his family. And may they be safe from the POS' friends.

5/27/2010 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Pt. III

.380?

12 gauge?

Definitely a 12ga. semi auto! One in the smoke-pipe and five on standby in addition to much less recoil.

.380? Nah... A semi auto is a bit too "fiddle around-ish" for older folk... An S&W Centennial or Bodyguard with two or three moon clips are the best "walk around the house" guns we think. Buffalo Bore 158gr. gas-checked lead hollow points (the REAL .38 Special, not the watered down loads everyone else makes.) will make this a sho' nuff "getcho funky ass the fuck back" gun.

Madly lusting after the re-introduced S&W "Lemon Squeezer"...
We'll take one (or two) in Nickel Plate please!

5/27/2010 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When and if the supreme court strikes down the city ordinances, they will be quickly replaced by other draconian ordinances that , I am sure, are already written, just waiting for the court's decision.Registration will always be a fact in Chicago and I bet training classes will be added, gun locks etc., etc. etc."
Unfortunately I believe that you are correct, a District Court in DC just ruled against Heller in "Heller II" which claimed that the DC registration requirements violated the original SCOTUS ruling. The registration requirements will be draconian to discourage participation. Too bad. Daley got away with destroying an active runway, I don't think he's too concerned about "some court ruling"

5/27/2010 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are plenty of stories like that all over the country, but the commie media doesn't report them. They are afraid that more people will arm themselves and protect their rights.

5/27/2010 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous noone90210 said...

Fighting Back
May 27, 2010

BY STELLA FOSTER Sun-Times Columnist

STELLA'S SPOTLIGHT

KUDOS to the gentle 80-year-old Chicago Army veteran who early Wednesday morning shot and killed an armed intruder who broke into his two-flat home in East Garfield Park where he lived with his wife. Thank goodness the senior, who walks with a cane, and his beloved were not injured. I'd rather be reporting this version of the story as opposed to having to say that a decent elderly couple in East Garfield Park were robbed and murdered in their home. The intruder, according to the couple's son, entered with a gun through a rear window around 5 a.m. The man, who is a Korean War veteran, had been a victim of a robbery at gunpoint in his home by three thugs last year and vowed he wouldn't become a victim again. His neighbors are applauding the man's actions, and the elderly hero said he was "sorry that it happened, but it had to be him or us."

I have said it before . . . and will say it again: Decent people are at the mercy of these hoodlums in crime-ridden communities. And when the city asks folks to turn in their guns . . . who do you think is turning them in???? Certainly not these ignorant and merciless thugs. With the economy getting worse . . . more and more innocent homeowners will become victims if they are not allowed to protect themselves. Now here we have two war veterans, including the senseless and fatal shooting of Police Officer Thomas Wortham IV, who have been victimized by uncaring, two-legged predators.

Mayor Daley needs to come up with a better solution than just saying "turn in your guns". . . . Crooks will not turn in theirs. At the rate violent crime is occurring in this city, more people may start thinking that help from the National Guard is not a bad idea.

CHICAGO POLICE SUPT. Jody "The Robot" Weis mentioned that he is open to having his huge $310,000-a-year salary reduced if necessary in order to get a new three-year contract. And I say, rightly so. ... I am glad that he realizes that he is getting paid waaaaaay too much money.

Yeah, I said it!

Stella Foster - Fighting Back

5/27/2010 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"hizzoner the hoplophobic"

That is hilarius! I had to look up what hoplophbic meant.

Thanks for increasing my word power.

5/27/2010 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No handgun in the house???...Just remember: when seconds count, the Police are just minutes away.

5/27/2010 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey can we convince Mr Hero to run for
mayor of Chicago ? This dudes has balls
not like current Rat.

5/27/2010 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous CharLes Bronson said...

I hope to age like this gentLeman... in a Gran Torino kind of way. According to some of the write ups on this site, I think it wouLd be a Lot of fun too hear about a gun toting LiberaL taking out a bad guy.

5/27/2010 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Definitely a 12ga. semi auto! One in the smoke-pipe and five on standby in addition to much less recoil.

5/27/2010 12:46:00 AM

I would recommend a 12ga. pump. It won't jam, as semi autos are wont to do, and pumping it isn't that big of a deal. I shot doubles with a pump and did as well as the semi-auto guys did (but not as well as the guys with the $11,000 over/unders).

5/27/2010 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

READ THE LAW!!!! He can't be charged with failure to register....
(720 ILCS 5/24‑10)
Sec. 24‑10. Municipal ordinance regulating firearms; affirmative defense to a violation. It is an affirmative defense to a violation of a municipal ordinance that prohibits, regulates, or restricts the private ownership of firearms if the individual who is charged with the violation used the firearm in an act of self‑defense or defense of another as defined in Sections 7‑1 and 7‑2 of this Code when on his or her land or in his or her abode or fixed place of business.
(Source: P.A. 93‑1048, eff. 11‑16‑04.)

5/27/2010 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"hizzoner the hoplophobic"....

Thanks for increasing my word power.

5/27/2010 08:10:00 AM

God bless Colonel Jeff Cooper--may he rest in peace.

5/27/2010 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a crime that happened indoors. The Stupidintendent said it himself.

"There is nothing the Chicago Police Department can do about crimes that happen inside the home."

People of Chicago you are on your own. Defend yourself or fall prey.

5/27/2010 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"hizzoner the hoplophobic"

That is hilarius! I had to look up what hoplophbic meant.

Thanks for increasing my word power.

5/27/2010 08:10:00 AM


Hoplophobia from the Greek hoplon, or weapon, is defined as the "fear of firearms" and as the "fear of armed citizens"

5/27/2010 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"When and if the supreme court strikes down the city ordinances, they will be quickly replaced by other draconian ordinances that , I am sure, are already written, just waiting for the court's decision.Registration will always be a fact in Chicago and I bet training classes will be added, gun locks etc., etc. etc."
Unfortunately I believe that you are correct, a District Court in DC just ruled against Heller in "Heller II" which claimed that the DC registration requirements violated the original SCOTUS ruling. The registration requirements will be draconian to discourage participation. Too bad. Daley got away with destroying an active runway, I don't think he's too concerned about "some court ruling"

5/27/2010 01:30:00 AM


And what if the overwhelming majority of citizens just say FUCK DALEY and simply refuse to comply with any of his bullshit soon to be seen gun laws?

What then? What is the populace arms themselves and says to daley, come get me motherfucker, then what?

I'll tell you then what, crime will go down, break-ins will be met by a gun barrel and a hail of bullets and it will be open season on criminals, that's what.

About damn time too!

5/27/2010 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The man has been hailed as a hero by his family and neighbors, but Daley cautioned that "guns is not the answer to the problems that we see in a home, in the streets of America. It's as simple as that.

Huh? Can anybody translate that into a statement that makes sense???

5/27/2010 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mickey the House Mouse of 35th said...

Methinks nelson believed he would "float to Heaven" on those butt-ugly black gossamer wings on top of his head, when his number came up.

Wrong.

5/27/2010 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

HAAAAA-HAAAAAA!

Hizzoner the Hoplophobe?

Good one and a word we haven't heard/seen too much since the passing Col. John D. (Jeff) Cooper USMC.

Wit, wisdom, conservative values and hard-eyed common sense!

The problem with the liberal pinky is they refuse to acknowledge that there are just plain evil, rotten muthafuckahs with no impulse control roaming the world and a goodly portion of them seem to inhabit Chicago.

The softy pinkies think it's ok to willingly be a victim. This is why they cry when a criminal gets sent to his doom by an upright man.

They think there is something wrong with being willing to fight and kill should one be forced to do so.

As one poster put it... "What color is the sky in YOUR world?"

That is OUR reality. We don't deal in kumbayah, rose colored glasses and curling up in the fetal position wondering why the person attacking us won't stop and be friends... "That's not cool..."

That's how you get your jaw broken, dumb muthafuckah! Get caught with your mouth open trying to reason with some asshole when you should be tearing his stinkin' hide off.

Does anybody's old man teach them how to brawl or how not to be a professional victim anymore?

Law abiding society has gotten so soft!

5/27/2010 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The man has been hailed as a hero by his family and neighbors, but Daley cautioned that "guns is not the answer to the problems that we see in a home, in the streets of America. It's as simple as that.

Huh? Can anybody translate that into a statement that makes sense???

5/27/2010 02:46:00 PM



sure:


"i am an idiot", spouted richard 'the dick' daley.

5/27/2010 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the comments up to 5/26/2010 03:49:00 PM, by my count, this 80 year-old, military veteran, homeowner was twice referred to as an old timer, twice as old dude, twice as Pops, once as Grandpa, once as Gramps and once as old man. One commenter used Grampa and old dude in the same comment!

How about showing some respect! Today's hero has earned it in many ways!
---------

C'mon, these were friendly references to this man advanced age and most posters were congratulating him for his intestinal fortitude. It took trremendous courage not to lie down and be a victim. Good for him!

Until handguns are allowed for the poor, huddled masses here, you can always buy a shotgun for home protection. A 20 gauge will make a mess of a home invader and it is legal to register.

GNC

5/27/2010 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He missed, (but) my daddy didn't," said the 80-year-old's son, Butch Gant

awesome.

5/28/2010 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop babbling about shotguns...everyone knows old people love revovlvers !

5/28/2010 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Area Four Detectives did not charge him with anything...this is an ongoing investigtion pending the results of further investigation..ie evidience autopsy, and additional interviews.

5/28/2010 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elderly Mr. Gant is in need of a new sidearm. Perhaps a nice wheelgun or 1911 might be found in the next batch of firearms that Chicago intends to have crushed or melted. Just a thought.

5/28/2010 01:37:00 PM  

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